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Brian Heslop, Ph.D.

Brian Heslop, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communications

  • Ph.D., University of Memphis
  • M.A., Southern Utah University
  • B.A., Weber State University

Currently Serving as

Coordinator of the Communication Program


Heslop, Brian. “Petitioning a Mormon God: Analogical Argument as a Means of Revelation in the Ordain Women Movement.” Conference Proceedings — National Communication Association/American Forensic Association (Alta Conference on Argumentation) – 2017.

Heslop, Brian, and Patrick Loebs, “Political Propheteering: The Role of Purity in the 2012 Presidential Nomination Address.” In Studies of Communication in the 2012 Presidential Campaign, ed. Robert Denton. Landham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014.

Heslop, Brian and Antonio de Velasco, “Faith-Based Social Change and Social Media.” In Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics, ed. Kerric Harvey. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, 2014.


“Divergence in American Worship in the Westboro Baptist Church Controversy.” Paper presented at the annual Southern States Communication Convention, Montgomery, 2019.

Awards and Honors

  • Graduate Assistant Meritorious Teaching Award: University of Memphis, 2015.
  • John Angus Campbell Award for Excellence in Teaching: Ph.D. Level, University of Memphis, 2014.

Professional Affiliations

Southern States Communication Association

Special Projects or Service

General Education Committee